May 31, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Vandals cause water pressure to drop

The Board of Public Works experienced a drastic drop in water pressure in a portion of its system Tuesday night when vandals opened 11 fire hydrants, lowering the water levels at several of the utility's water tanks. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Correll weds Mr. Hughes May 21 at Baylor University

WACO, Texas - Christy Cecile Correll and Larry Robert Hughes exchanged marriage vows on Sunday, May 21, 2006, at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Powell Chapel, at Baylor University. More...

Rev. Moore called as Youth, Children and Family Life Minister at Cherokee Avenue

Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church extended a call to the Rev. Shane Moore on Sunday, May 21, to become Minister of Youth, Children and Family Life. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It's time for couple to pull up welcome mat

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our late 40s, and our friend, "Bill," is a few years younger. Bill lives 20 miles away from us, and in the five years we have known him, he has either called or stopped by our house nearly every day. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Braxton E. Moore Jr.

Braxton E. Moore Jr., 81, of 201 Monticello Ave., died Monday, May 29, 2006, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg. More...

Ruby S. Gregory

Served on local registration board for many years

Ruby Spencer Gregory, 89, formerly of Beech Street, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in Peachtree Centre. More...

Dewell E. Miller

Last employed by Screen Prints in Smyrna

BLACKSBURG - Dewell Eugene Miller, 55, of 133 Old Yorkville Road, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at his home. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Family: Shooting was accidental BLUFFTON - The mother of a 17-year-old girl killed in a shooting at her Bluffton home says the gun went off by accident while she was wrestling with her uncle over the television remote. More...

Absentee voting now open for June 13 primary

Local residents who wish to cast absentee ballots in the June 13 Primary Election may now do so in the Voter Registration Office. More...

Memorial Day 2006

Four enter Hall of Bravery

United States Air Force F-16 fighter jets and harrowing tales of bravery over Tokyo highlighted the 2006 Cherokee County Memorial Day Program at the county administration building on Monday. More...

ELECTION NEWS

Apair of incumbent Gaffney City Council members filed for reelection on Tuesday. More...

Local News

Man confesses to vehicle break-ins

It's that time of year. With the warmer weather comes an increase in automobile break-ins and the theft of lawn mowers and weed eaters, said Detective Sgt. Ron Ramsey. There are also more businesses getting burglarized. More...

STANDOFF ENDS

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team More...

Beattie issues statement

I, Bobby Beattie, am seeking election for the South Carolina House of Representative, District 30. More...

Sports

Cerino makes return to Limestone Lacrosse

Limestone College announced Tuesday that Mike Cerino will return as the men's lacrosse coach. More...

Post 109 wins big in home opener

Post 109 put an exclamation point on its season-opening home debut on Memorial Day with an offensive explosion that forced the game to be called after the top of the seventh on the 10-run mercy rule. More...

Transou trounces Tennessee golfers

Cody Transou won the Tennessee U.S. Kids Golf World Championship Qualifying Tournament last Sunday by shooting a record breaking 32 at the Little Course at Conner Lane in Franklin, Tennessee. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

City residents subsidize county garbage collection

Those who reside and/or own businesses in the City of Gaffney and Town of Blacksburg often complain about 'double taxation.' More...

Force Mexico to face its failings

The border debate has spawned feverish mumbling about the "reconquista" - the idea that Mexico plans to take back territory lost to the United States by first filling it with Mexican immigrants and their children. One can't see them going along. More...

THEIR VIEW

Don't sacrifice coverage just to have insurance

Cancer never sleeps. Cancer looms in the darkness, undetected unless its presence is revealed through tests and screenings. Early detection is one of the most powerful ways to fight the disease and save lives. More...

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